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Nigerian Egg Roll Recipe

The African Egg roll is entirely different from the famous Chinese Egg Roll. In Africa, we prepare our version of Egg Roll just as the name implies. It is boiled Egg wrapped in a mass of dough and deep-fried.

African Egg Rolls

This Egg roll is often sold as street food in west africa. However, Tea lovers can have this for breakfast. Also, you can serve it with a glass of cold juice for brunch; For me, I eat this any time of the day – and I must add, it is a very filling snack.

Sliced African Egg Roll to show inner egg

Just like the Scotch Egg, the African Egg roll is deep fried and also very easy to make. However, a key to achieving great success in making this recipe lies in the preparation of the dough; the dough will be a little wet and soft and a bit hard to work with, don’t be too concerned about that at this stage.  By the time the dough is left to rest for about 15 to 20 minutes, it will turn out well. Though it will still be soft, however, it will be more manageable. If you use the exact measurements below, you will get exactly what you see here. 

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African Egg Rolls inside in ceramic bowl

Important notes

  • Do not wrap all the eggs at once except you are ready to fry them right away. Only wrap as you fry. If you do otherwise, the dough around the egg will continue to rise. This will cause the dough to lose its snug fit around the egg by the time you fry.
  • The Egg Rolls should be fried on medium heat. Frying on a high heat will prevent the Egg Roll from cooking on the inside. Don’t worry the Egg Roll will not get soggy in the Oil as long as the Oil is not cold.
  • Use enough Oil to deep fry in other to get the best result.
  • You can also bake this if you choose to, but the Egg Roll will not be as soft on the inside as the deep fried one.

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African Egg Roll Recipe

The African Egg roll is entirely different from the famous Chinese Egg Roll. In Africa, we prepare our version of Egg Roll just as the name implies. It is boiled Egg wrapped in a mass of dough and deep-fried.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: African
Keyword: easy, homemade
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 265kcal
Author: Lola Osinkolu

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp Margarine
  • 8-9 Tbsp Water
  • 5 Eggs Boiled
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix together the Flour, Baking powder, Salt, Sugar and Nutmeg
  • Use your fingers to blend the Margarine into the flour until it’s crumbly.
  • Add the beaten egg and mix together. The dough should look dry at this point.
  • Begin to introduce the water a little at a time and work the dough till dough is soft and sticky but still workable.
  • work the dough for about a minute then cover it and let it rest for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Work the dough again for a couple of seconds to a minute and divide it into 5.
  • Tightly wrap each of the dough around each Egg.
  • Fry on a medium heat turning over and over again until it’s golden brown.
  • Serve your Egg Roll hot or warm. Enjoy!

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 405IU | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 3mg

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Judith

Sunday 15th of November 2020

Awesome recipe. We all enjoyed egg roll for breakfast this morning. Thanks for sharing

Lola Osinkolu

Thursday 19th of November 2020

That’s so good to hear. 😊😊😊😊😊😊

Adedapo Bukola

Friday 6th of November 2020

This is great i try your recipe and am happy with my result

Lola Osinkolu

Monday 9th of November 2020

Thank you for the feedback Bukola. Glad the recipe worked out well for you. :)

lola o

Monday 28th of September 2020

your recipes are the only ones so far that come out exactly like it should when I try them.thank you

Lola Osinkolu

Sunday 4th of October 2020

Woah what a compliment! Thank you!!

Gtxxhc

Tuesday 15th of September 2020

Good day ma. Please how long should the egg rolls fry for?

Uzum

Thursday 3rd of September 2020

How can I make the dough more elastic

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